Drawing Group

Tip

  1. Pressing SPACE confirms the current action. On the other hand ESC cancels it.
  2. You can adjust a shape by chaning the properties before confirming.
  3. The mouse cursor will be snapped to a vertex, a center of edge, a center of polygon etc when the cursor gets close enough to them.

Line Tool

You can draw edges on a surface or on a floor in a row to sketch or cut a polygon

Steps

  1. Select Line Tool under Drawing
  2. Click LMB on where you want to start to draw.
  3. Click LMB to place another point to draw an edge.
  4. You can draw successive edges by putting points until pressing SPACE.
  5. If you want to go back to the previous point, Press ESC.

Interface

LMB
Places a point
SPACE
Confirms the drawn edges.
ESC
Cancels the previous point.
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Line Tool Demo

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Snap To X or Y axis line. The cursor color change to pink when it is snapped to X or Y axis of the former points. (Available from 2.0.6)


Arc Tool

Draws an arc by placing three points on a plane.

Steps

  1. Select Arc Tool
  2. Click on where you want to start to draw an arc
  3. Drag the mouse to set the second point.
  4. Release LMB and move the mouse cursor to set the third point of the arc.
  5. If necessary, adjust Segment property in the inspector.
  6. Press SPACE to complete drawing the arc or if you want to cancel the arc, press ESC.

Interface

LMB Drag
Sets the first and second points.
SPACE
Completes drawing an arc.
ESC
Cancels drawing an arc.

Properties

Segment
How many edges an arc will have.
Close
When Close property is enabled, the first and last vertices will be connected to create a closed form.
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Arc Tool Demo


Rectangle Tool

Draws a rectangle by dragging the mouse to set two corners.

Steps

  1. Go to Rectangle Tool under Primitive Shapes.
  2. Drag a mouse to set two corner points on any plane.
  3. Release LMB.
  4. If necessary, adjust Width, Height or Corner Length properties.
  5. Press SPACE to confirm the rectangle. If you want to cancel the rectangle, Press ESC.

Interface

LMB Drag
Draws a rectangle.
SPACE
Confirms the rectangle.
ESC
Cancels the rectangle.

Properties

Width
The width of the rectangle.
Depth
The depth of the rectangle.
Corner Length
The length of the rounded corners. The rounded corners are only applied as this is more than 0.0.
Corner Segment
The segment number of the corner.
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Rectangle Tool Demo


Disk Tool

Draws a disk by setting a center and a radius.

Steps

  1. Select Disk Tool
  2. Drag the mouse to draw a disk by setting a center and a radius of a disk.
  3. You can type more precise radius and the number of segment in Radius and Segment fields in Properties.
  4. Press SPACE to complete or Press ESC to cancel.

Interface

LMB Drag
Draws a disk
SPACE
Completes drawing a disk
ESC
Cancels drawing a disk

Properties

Segment
The number of edges
Radius
Radius of a disk
Angle Snap
When you drag the mouse with this property on, the disk’s direction will snap to every 90 degree time.
_images/UModeler_DiskTool.gif

Disk Tool Demo


Side Stair Tool

You can draw a stair profile on a plane.

Interface

LMB Drag
Draws a stair profile
SPACE
Confirmation
ESC
Cancellation

Properties

Rise
Distance between two treads.
Flip
Flips the drawn stair profile.
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Side Stair Tool Demo


Parallel Tool

The closest edge from the mouse gets copied and it will be moved parallel to the original edge following the mouse.

Steps

  1. Select Parallel Tool
  2. Move the mouse cursor to any point nearby the edge you want to copy and move.
  3. Start to drag the mouse holding LMB in a normal direction of the original edge.
  4. Release LMB where you want to put the copied edge.
  5. Type Distance property if you want the precise distance.
  6. Press SPACE to confirm what you did or Press ESC to cancel it.

Interface

LMB Drag
Copies and moves the edge in a parallel direction.
SHIFT + LMB
Duplicates the previous Parallel action.
SPACE
Confirmation
ESC
Cancellation

Properties

Distance
Distance from the original edge.
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Parallel Tool Demo